"Sooooo, I heard you like this girl..." Grell said casually as he strolled into William’s office. William was busy with paperwork as always and was currently busy stamping pages. Once he heard what the red haired shinigami had said he slowly lifted his head up, a light scattering of pink resting across his face underneath the frames of his glasses.
"Of course not!" He replied firmly.
His face quickly turned to a look of slight panic "Who told you?!" He demanded.
"Oh come on, Will~ It’s soooo obvious!" Grell said as he flicked William on the cheek. William glared at him for a few moment’s awaiting an explanation until Grell finally muttered "...Ronald. He was telling everyone in the lunchroom."
William sighed and covered his face with his gloved hands for a moment before turning to the red haired shinigami with a most serious face.
"Whatever you heard was absolutely untrue. I’ll have to speak to Knox about spreading false rumours..."
Grell raised a red eyebrow at this remark and simply shrugged.
"If you need my help, you know where my office is" he winked as he skipped out of the room.
"It’s ______, isn’t it?" Grell shrieked happily "I kneeew it!~"
"Quieten down!" William hissed "I just need a few slight pointers on how to go about with this..."
"Yeah yeah okay! Grell the love expert is here to help~" Grell giggled. He began pacing around the small but very tidy office, his red heels clacking on the cold ground with every step.
"Don’t rush me!" Grell growled irritably as he carried on pacing.
He stopped and gave William the most scariest smile he had ever seen "Girls love flowers, Will. You’ll definately win her over~!" Grell cried.
"Alright… I suppose I can pick up a couple of daisies on the way to work tommorow..." William replied dismissively as he carried on stacking the paperwork on his desk. It couldn't be that easy could it, he thought to himself.
"No,no,no!" Grell yelled in frustration as he slammed his hands on the table "You need to get her roses" he said impatiently "Girls love roses!"
"Are you sure that’s not just you because of the fact that they are red?" William asked as he pushed his glasses up.
"William. Please. Just get her roses. You’ll thank me some day when we have a double wedding, Sebby and I and you and ______" he squealed at the thought "Sebby babies!!"
William sighed "Are you sure she’ll like them?" he asked uncertainty dripping from his voice.
"Positive~!" Grell replied happily.
"So do I just get them and give them to her?" William asked quietly.
"Of course you’re not giving them to her." Grell snapped "Knowing you, you’ll probably mess that up badly. I’ll give them to her, speak to her a little bit. You and her will be married in no time~!"
"It’s not like I have a choice do I?" William sighed.
"Alright. Do what you must."
You kept getting distracted. You had a whole mountain of paper work to do but you kept losing your mind over this and that and staring out the window and wondering when lunchtime was and if your skirt was too tight or made your butt look big. At this rate I’ll have to work overtime, you thought. You mentally slapped yourself and forced your hand to pick up the stapler. A little routine began.
Stamp. Staple. Stack.
You went on for 5 minutes before you got distracted again. You looked at the pouring rain outside the building.
Stamp. Staple. Stack.
Stamp. Staple. Stack.
Just then you felt a sharp pain in your hand. When you looked down, you realized you had stapled your hand instead of the paper. You swore quietly and took the staple carefully out of your hand, a small amount of blood dripped onto the papers staining them crimson.
While you were furiously dabbing your hand with a tissue you heard a knock at the door.
"Come in," You said as you quickly tossed the tissue into the bin behind you hoping your aim was still good that you’d actually get it in. Grell skipped in, his red hair bouncing with his every skip. He was holding something behind him.
"What’s up, Grell?" you asked, craning your neck in wonder to try and get a glimpse of what he was holding behind him.
"Oh nothing much~ Just some roses for you!" He giggled as he placed the bouquet down onto your desk with extreme care. There was a note attached to the flowers that had a single name written in small neat writing: William.
"Are you sure these are for me, Grell?" you asked. This was definitely William’s handwriting. You had seen it many times before to know that this note could not have been forged by anyone. Why would your boss send you flowers? Surely there must be some kind of mistake? A mix up? Is Grell just messing with me again?
"Of course~ You know, ____ he’s soooo into you. Just the other day we was prancing around the lunchroom like he does telling us all how much he wants you to have his babies. He totally digs you~" he winked.
"WHAAAAAAAT?" At this point in time you were freaking out. You exactly weren’t sure if Grell was serious but you were beginning to get slightly creeped out.
"But let’s just keep this between us girls, kay~" Grell winked as he skipped out of your office.
You slowly dropped your head onto the desk with a loud THUNK.
You sat at a table by yourself in the lunch room eating a sandwich when you saw William coming towards you causing your eyes to widen.
"Oh god" You muttered as you dropped your gaze onto the floor hoping he would take the hint and sit somewhere else.
"Hello." He said quietly as he sat right beside you. Wonderful. Just wonderful.
You looked up and gave him a sheepish smile. Catching his gaze, you saw Grell staring at the pair of you from across the room. He shoved food into his mouth, not dropping eye contact with you. His mouth slowly curled up into a large smile and he began waving at you frantically causing the other reapers to no doubt give him very strange looks.
You stared at the table hoping William would remain quiet and not attempt to engage you in a conversation.
He coughed quietly. You sighed and turned to face him.
"Yes?" You asked raising an eyebrow.
He opened his mouth in hesitation before he quickly blurted out "Are your legs tired?" giving you a meek smile. You swore you saw Grell silently cheering in the background.
"Have you been running all day long?" He asked.
All that unpaid overtime is getting to him, you thought as you carried on eating your sandwich trying to ignore his expectant stare. Poor man.
"Oh no. Sorry, I meant because you’ve been running through my mind all day long…Y-You get it?" He looked up at you with a nervous smile.
"William, are you feeling okay?" You asked him finally putting your sandwich down onto the table.
"Yes. I’m fine, why?" He asked, clearly confused. Grell let out a loud groan in the background and began to stomp over to your table.
"What was that?" He demanded, poking William’s shoulder angrily "You failed miserably, Will! You can’t even flirt properly. What are we going to do with you?"
"Explain" You said firmly, not impressed.
"Well you see _____, Will asked me to give him some advice on how to approach you." Grell began "I told him to get you some flowers but of course I knew he’d be too hopeless to go up and give them to you so I said i’d give them to you and say a few words in his place."
"Grell, what exactly did you say?" William asked slowly.
"He told me you had said that you wanted to have babies with me and that you, and I quote, 'Totally dig' me" You told him, finally realizing what was going on. You both turned to glare at Grell who was beginning to look quite scared.
"Well I’m sure that’s what he was thinking..." he laughed nervously "Weeeell then, I think my work here is done. I guess I’ll be seeing you two love birds later." He babbles quickly as he ran away, almost tripping over his own feet.
"If you would excuse me, I have an idiot to punish." William sighed as he stood up briskly and turned to walk away.
"Wait." You called out suddenly.
He turned to look at you.
"Want to maybe go somewhere… sometime?" You asked shyly.
He smiled warmly at you and nodded slightly "I would love to go somewhere with you sometime."
"Don’t be too hard on him, William." You laughed as he began to walk off again.
"I can’t make any promises."